Young scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the opening half and Marshawn Powell and Anthlon Bell added 16 points each as Arkansas routed Longwood 112-63 Sunday afternoon before 5,835 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
Rickey Scott added 12 points, Jacorey Williams 11 and Michael Qualls 10 while Coty Clarke grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds as the Razorbacks (2-0) easily dominated the Lancers (0-3).
"I thought it was a great team effort," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. "We paid the attention to some of the little details that we didn't do in the first game (a 73-68 win over Sam Houston State). The focus was totally different. We attacked the glass and shared the basketball and brought a lot of energy to the table. We talked about bringing energy and anybody we put on that floor brought energy."
It was the first time the Razorbacks have topped 100 points in a regular season game since the 2009 season opener – a span of 95 games.
No Razorback played more than Young's 20 minutes and 12 players saw at least 10 minutes of action on the court on Sunday in what was the first game of four for Arkansas in the Las Vegas Invitational.
"We have a lot of different pieces and those pieces are developing and coming together," Anderson said. "We got better as a team today. And that's not to knock Longwood. They were out-talented form the standpoint of the players that we have but also I thought our depth was big in this particular game."
It was what Longwood head coach Mike Gillan - whose team was coming off a 74-61 home loss to Sweet 16 team Norfolk State – was expecting.
The Razorbacks, who shot 52 percent from the field and had 27 assists on their 43 baskets, scored 47 points off of 28 Lancer turnovers. They also out-rebounded their foe 48-32 after not looking good at all on the boards in the opening win over Sam Houston State.
"That is a different level for us," Gillan said. "We have an inexperienced group that should take a lot away from this. We are not going to face too many teams with the athletic ability to play that style. Especially at this point with not a great amount of time getting ready for that, not that it would have made a huge difference.
"Create turnovers, turned them into points – that is what they were able to do," Gillan added. "That is pretty much the story of the afternoon."
Young, a first-team All-SEC selection, looked sharp despite not playing since the Razorbacks' opening exhibition game back on Nov. 2. He served a two-game suspension for violation of team rules.
He was 10-of-16 from the field and connected on all three of his free throws while also dishing out five assists with no turnovers.
"I thought BJ had an efficient game," Anderson said. "He hadn't played in the last two games. You might have thought there would be some rust there, but he was hungry to play. You can see our team is a totally different team with him out there."
Young said he learned his lesson and was anxious to hit the court and move forward.
"It hurt," Young said. "But it's in the past. I paid for it. Obviously I wanted to be back on the court every game and every minute. Now I'm back. I'm ready to help these guys and move forward."
Young admitted that he had gone extremely hard in practice during the suspension.
"I was taking practice super serious," Young said. "People were like, ‘Man, I've never seen him this serious in practice.'…I think that helped the team out a lot, too. It helped other guys keep their energy level up in practice and they helped me out a lot. They helped pep talk me. They helped me more than I could help them. They helped me keep my head focused and ready for the game to come up.
"I love these guys and the coaching staff," Young added. "They talked to me every day and that just kept me focused on the game."
Gillan was very impressed with Young.
"He controls the game," Gillan said. "That is just the best way to put it. When you are able to do that, you sort of transcend yourself from being a really good player to a great teammate and a great player. The greatest players make everybody around them better and that is kind of what he is doing there. To do that at that level, all the other guys are going to benefit from playing with him. That is a unique talent in and of itself."
Powell also had a good day as he went 6-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line. That performance included a reverse dunk as Powell showed the most athleticism since coming back from an ACL knee injury just two games into the 2011-2012 season.
"He told me he had that planned for me whenever he got a chance," Young said. "Last game he almost had one, but he didn't get the steal. This game he got a chance to do some little flair. He said he didn't really jump for real. I don't know. Marshawn, he's laid back. I like that a lot."
Young said it was good to see Powell cut loose.
"It's great to see Marshawn back on the court and playing," Young said. "He is still growing up and getting better every day. Marshawn is still progressing in every way he can. He's one of the older leaders on this team and I listen to Marshawn a lot. He tells me a lot of things. He's like a brother to me."
Bell, the silky-smooth freshman, was 6-of-12 from the field on the day while knocking down a trio of 3-pointers. He had 10 points in the opening half as the Razorbacks took a 55-34 lead into intermission.
Williams, the freshman forward, had all 11 of his points in the second half and got the honor of pushing Arkansas over the century mark. His bucket with 3:34 remaining put the Razorbacks up 100-59.
"We created turnovers though in the first half trying to do things in a hurry we turned the ball over as well," Anderson said. "We did a much better job in the second half of being much more efficient. The pressure really built up on Longwood and we were able to get some great spurts in the second half."
The starters enjoyed the youngster extending the lead on a variety of athletic plays.
"I'm talking and – whoa, I'd see a dunk, see a dunk, see a steal, see a dunk," Young said. " I couldn't sit down, really. It was fun watching guys come in right behind you and have the same energy or match your energy even if we're down or up."
Hunter Mickelson, who had eight points and six rebounds in 17 minutes, took the first charge of his college career.
The Lancers starting backcourt combined for 13 turnovers while being hounded by Arkansas' pressure, which was led by Mardracus Wade.
"For them to play against a guy like Wade today who defends on the ball like he does, well, there are very few guys like that in all of of college basketball," Gillan said. "It is going to be a great learning experience for our guys.
"You have just good players," Gillan added. "Those guys play the right way, play hard and force you into mistakes. They have an identity, move well without the ball offensively and it is just going to be a very good year here probably."
Longwood's Michael Kessens, a 6-9 freshman from Switzerland, led the Lancers with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
"A good young player," Gillan said. "These are his first experiences being in the states, first experiences playing on this level. He is doing a good job. He is gaining experience as we move along here. He'll continue to do that and do it even better."
Arkansas will return to action Tuesday night against Florida A&M in another Las Vegas Invitational game that will be televised by the Razorback Sports Network.
The Razorbacks will then leave for Las Vegas where they will play Arizona State at 6 p.m. CST on Friday and then face either Wisconsin or Creighton the following night.